US (OH): Medical cannabis nonprofit gains new CEO

A nonprofit that supports Ohio’s medical cannabis industry is undergoing changes after its CEO stepped down at the beginning of December to make way for new leadership. Ally Reaves, a longtime member of the medicinal cannabis industry and the founder of another regional nonprofit, took the reins of the Pickerington-based Cannabis Can from Bridget Williams, who left the position on December 1st.

Reaves is the founder and president of the nonprofit Midwest CannaWomen, which seeks to elevate women in the medical cannabis industry, and she helped found Cannabis Can but had to step away from the group when she took a job with Green Thumb Industries, a Chicago-based medical cannabis company with a processing facility in Milford. Reaves left a job as the company’s outreach coordinator in June. 

“I was tired of being governed by the (Ohio) Board of Pharmacy,” Reaves said. “I wanted to keep my ancillary company and continue to do good work.”

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